Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd has been briefly implicated in a homicide investigation after a rubbish tip worker in Canada discovered film of the actor standing over a bloodied corpse.
The landfill worker from Calgary, in the province of Alberta, called police to report the damaged film on May 28, thinking he had found video evidence of a murder.
Authorities cleaned the dirty film and realised the man in the clip was Aykroyd, who also starred in Blues Brothers, Trading Places and Driving Miss Daisy.
"It resembles him, but it's from 20-plus years ago," police spokeswoman Emma Poole told Times Colonist.
Ms Poole said officers contacted the Canadian actor through his agent to find out which of his movies they were watching.
Aykroyd confirmed the footage was from the 1990 flop Loose Cannons - in which he and Gene Hackman play police officers, one who has a split-personality disorder.
Ms Poole said the footage, on 35-millimetre film, appeared to be from the original movie reel.
Aykroyd was unruffled by the incident, joking to TMZ that "the movie should have been left in the landfill where it belongs."
Loose Cannons has the unenviable distinction of having a zero percent rating on film site Rotten Tomatoes, meaning that not a single critic who watched the movie liked it.
Author: Alys Francis. Approving editor: Nick Pearson.